The Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Edo State, Mr. Louis Odion, has tendered his letter of resignation to Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
Odion, a multiple award winning journalist and media practitioner of repute, was first appointed in 2011 and was reappointed after the re-election of Governor Oshiomhole in 2012.
It was learnt that the commissioner’s resignation is expected to take effect from the end of this month.
Government sources, however, disclosed that it was a difficult decision for Governor Oshiomhole to accept Odion’s resignation from his cabinet.
When contacted for confirmation, the former Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of National Life Newspapers, said he resigned to pursue his professional career.
Mr. Odion said he decided to leave since the Peoples Democratic Party has been totally routed from the state and the Federal Government.
“I have been away for four years and my children are still young. They need my attention. I have always seen myself as a professional and I have been on sabbatical from the news room”, he added.
Mr. Louis Odion, who was Editor of Sunday Sun between 2003 and 2008, was inducted into the hall of fame as a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) in 2014.